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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks

How Long Does Teething Last?

bellamysorganic - Long Does Teething Last

Teething is often a painful and unsettling time for your baby and new teeth can explain why your baby is discontent and apparently unwell. Parents generally accept that teething can be difficult, but they also want to know how long this phase will last and what remedies exist that will assist babies in distress caused by teething.

Could it be teething?

A baby’s first tooth generally emerges any time between the first five to seven months of their life. However, your child may cut their first tooth before the age of five months or still be toothless until after their first birthday. By the time your child is three, he or she will likely have all their milk teeth.

There is also no telling how long it will take for a tooth to make its way through the gum. Some babies are unsettled and unhappy for only a few days before a tooth is visible, while it is a more prolonged experience for others.

After the first teeth are through (and you have breathed a sigh of relief), your baby may experience another difficult time around the age of one when their molars come through. Molars can cause significant discomfort and pain because they are situated at the back of the mouth and are the largest of all the teeth.

Severity and duration of teething symptoms

For most toddlers, symptoms of teething are quite minor and infrequent. The pain of teething tends to last for a few days, but if multiple teeth come through simultaneously, the pain can continue for longer.

The range of symptoms and their severity varies between babies; your baby may cut teeth with no complaints at all or teething may bring lots of pain and tears for your bub.

If symptoms of teething last for longer than a few days with no sign of a tooth, it’s possible that your baby’s pain and distress may be due to other causes.

Signs of teething

If your baby is teething, you may notice:

  • Swollen red gums

  • Cheeks that are flushed red

  • A rash on the face

  • Excessive drooling

  • Biting, rubbing or sucking the gums

  • Tugging at the ear on the same side as the tooth that is erupting

  • Wakefulness during the day and night-time sleeplessness

  • Reluctance to feed

  • Mild fever

  • Irritability and unsettled behaviour

  • The appearance of a blister on the gum

Ways to treat teething pain and discomfort

Quite a few methods will soothe the painful gums of your teething baby, before you turn to pain relief products and teething gels, those are:

  • Rubbing a finger over your baby’s gums as this can temporarily numb the pain.

  • Giving your baby a silicone-based teething ring; refrigerating the teething ring before giving it to your baby adds even more relief.

  • Providing your baby with a soft face washer, which they can chew on.

  • If your baby is old enough, try giving them chilled water in a bottle or cup. Older babies eating solid foods can also be offered cold fruit purees or plain yoghurt, which all assist in numbing the pain somewhat.

  • If your baby has a facial rash, use a soft cotton cloth to gently wipe the drool away from their face as often as possible. Take care not to rub the inflamed area and use a barrier cream to provide protection from further irritation.

What about teething gels and infant pain relief?

Teething gels can offer some relief from the pain of teething because they contain local anaesthetic and antiseptic. Applying a small amount of teething gel to your baby’s sore gums may help, but it is important to use a gel that does not contain sugar, alcohol or aspirin. If you are still breastfeeding your baby, do not apply teething gel beforehand as sucking can be more difficult for your baby if their tongue is numb.

If your baby is over one month of age, you can give them the appropriate dose of infant paracetamol.  Or if your baby is over three months of age, you can give them the appropriate dose of infant ibuprofen.  Make sure you do not combine these two types of medicine.  You should always seek advice from your health professional or your trusted local pharmacist.

Should you be unsure your baby is teething or whether there is another cause of your baby’s distress, it is worth taking him or her to the doctor. Sometimes ear infections are confused for teething.

Looking after baby’s new teeth

Even before you can see your baby’s first tooth it’s a good idea to get into the habit of wiping their gums with gauze or a soft wet wash cloth during bath time.  The easiest way to wipe your baby’s gums is to wrap the gauze or washcloth around your index finger and rub gently over their gums.  Bacteria in the mouth usually can’t harm the gums before the baby teeth emerge, but it can be hard to tell when the teeth are starting to push through, so you’ll want to start early. Getting your baby used to having their mouth cleaned as part of their daily routine should make it easier to transition into tooth brushing later on, too.

Once baby’s tooth has fully emerged it’s time to start looking after their new teeth.  Baby-suitable toothpaste should be used from the time the first tooth appears.  Toothpaste that is specifically designed for babies (not children or adults) ensures the appropriate amount of fluoride is provided and they are not as abrasive.  As your baby’s teeth start to appear, look for a baby toothbrush with a small head and grip suitable for your hand.  Use a tiny amount of babies’ toothpaste. A dot the size of a grain of rice or a thin smear is all you need.  Twice a day, gently brush on the inside and outside of each of your baby’s teeth to dislodge bacteria that can cause bad breath. Replace the toothbrush as soon as the bristles start to look worn or splayed.

The appearance of your baby’s first teeth may be a painful experience but it is also a momentous time. Your teething baby will need plenty of love and lots of cuddles as their new pearly whites push through their little gums.

How did you get through your baby’s teething phase?

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • Breast milk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
  • The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. According to recommendations from the Singapore Health Promotion Board, solid food should be given to babies only after 6 months.